Are their physical limitations that prevent implimenting good manual focusing?

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Solomon
Solomon Senior Member • Posts: 1,821
Are their physical limitations that prevent implimenting good manual focusing?

I have often wondered about this.
For all the complaining I've done about Nikon dragging it's feet in adding new features. Actually, I think the features that they have added to digital SLRs have been incredible. Over and over they have taken things that I thought could not be improved upon, going back to the film days, and improved on functionality immensely. But, there is one area that Nikon has not touched upon (there may be more, but this is the one that I focus on). This area is manual focusing in a autofocus body.
This would be the first thing I would add to a retro camera like the DF. Actually it would be the first thing I would add to any Nikon camera. I just don't understand why these things can't come with a "Split Prism Mode" that would kick in when you mount a manual focus lens.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Sol

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